March 2012 BAPA Meeting Minutes

BAPA Meeting

March 7, 2012 Meeting Minutes 

Written by Daniel Bremond    


The meeting was held at Round Table Pizza in Milpitas and called to order at 7 PM.

In attendance were 20 club members including two USHPA Board members for Region 2,

Steve Rodrigues and Josh Cohn.

As it is now becoming a tradition, Bapa offered the first drink by providing several pitchers of beer.


Visitors/New Members:

All members present introduced themselves


Officer Reports:


Susan K- President

Susan expressed her concerns about safety and the recent discussions on  email.


The BAPA website is now back on-line at the same previous url:http://sfbapa.org/

Please verify your information, and change your password.


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Next BAPA Meeting - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Round Table Pizza in Milpitas

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Round Table Pizza in Milpitas

Immediately following the meeting, we will have a screening of the film "The Ultimate Descent/ Hanuman Airlines" which was screened at the NorCal Free Flight Film Festival.  The two men in the film just received the National Geographic Adventurer's of the Year People's Choice award.  More information on these two amazing individuals can be found here:  http://www.theultimatedescent.com/ 

Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting.  And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots!  All are welcome.

Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins
7:00pm - Official Meeting begins
Immediately following the meeting - Screening of "The Ultimate Descent/ Hanuman Airlines"

Round Table Pizza
1271 East Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA  95035

If you have any questions please contact me, otherwise I look forward to seeing you all in Milpitas!
Dave McMillan
BAPA Activities Director

Anderson Flat Fly-in - May 5-6, 2012

From Gene Pfeiffer, host of the annual fly-in:

The Fly-in will be the weekend of May 5, 2012.  Our cabin is about 30 minutes from the launch site.  You are all welcome to stay at our cabin and bunk house.  Saturday night I will be making pizza in the outdoor clay oven.   We now have five bedrooms, 3 double beds in the loft, and four single beds in the bunk house loft.  If you want to stay in the cabin or bunk house, please send an email to me at:
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If you want to come let me know and I will save you a bed. If all of the beds have been taken, bring a sleeping bag and air mattress for the large room in the bunk house.  There is also room for pitching a tent.  Their will be $10 collected per person for the cleaning lady.
Hopefully the weather conditions will be good for flying and no snow as we had to cancel last year.  In the past we have usually been able to fly at least one of the days.  P2 rated pilots should have some mountain flying thermal experience.
Gene Pfeiffer
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BAPA Schedule of Events for 2012

BAPA Members,

The following is the schedule of 2012 activities. I will get these added to the BAPA website calendar also.

March 7, 2012 -BAPA Meeting
April 21-22, 2012 - Potato Hill Fly-in
April 21, 2012 - Pacifica Beach Coalition Coastal Cleanup at Mussel Rock
May 2, 2012 - BAPA Meeting
June 2-3, 2012 - Dunlap Fly-in
July 11, 2012 - BAPA Meeting
August 25-26, 2012 - Dunlap Fly-in
September 8, 2012 - Ed Levin Picnic & New Pilot Mentoring
September 12, 2012 - BAPA Meeting
September 15, 2012 - California Coastal Cleanup at Mussel Rock
September 22-23, 2012 - Potato Hill Fly-in
October 27-28, 2012 - Big Sur Monster Mash Fly-in
November 7, 2012 - BAPA Meeting
December 1, 2012 - BAPA Winter Holiday Party

TBD/May - First Aid/First Responder Clinic
TBD/May - Thermal Clinic
TBD/July or August - Kiting Clinic

Finally, if anyone is interested in leading a clinic that is not on here, let me know and I will put it on the schedule and help coordinate.

If you have any questions or comments please let me know.

Dave McMillan
BAPA Activities Director